Compartment No. 6

by Rosa Liksom

Other authorsLola Rogers (Translator)
Paper Book, 2014

Status

Available

Genres

Publication

London : Serpent's Tail, 2014.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Terho
A fascinating story about a girl student travelling through the whole Russia that was formerly known as Soviet Union. The train journey happened during the Soviet era. Rosa Liksom achieves a perfect vision of what was going on at that time in Finlands big eastern neighbour country by using accurate details in her descriptive style of writing. This serves well to show the futile and neglected that was characteristic of living in the Soviet Union during the communist regime. The talkative Russian male travelling companion in the same cabin on the train makes an interesting contrast compared with a very silent Finnish girl who mostly listens what her companion has on his mind.
I think this is the best book by its author, painter, playwright and novelist who has written several short story collections as well, and one of the best books in the history of literature.
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Language

Original language

Finnish

Barcode

5977
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